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When Quanjig and I saw the weather forecast today we knew we had to get out on the Rez. Needless to say the forecasters were wrong yet again. It definitely was not a sunny 55* day. We got to the launch (Bull Run) around 8:30am. My new (used) motor started on the 3rd pull. A welcome relief compared to our maiden voyage a few weeks ago which took a few hours to get her going. The water at Bull Run looked great. It was extremely clear and had no ice. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the Rez. We made it about 200 yards before we ran into ice. Quanjig took the lead and started plowing through. We followed behind. It was definitely a first for me. Plowing through ice on a jon boat creates a very eerie unsettling noise. We had to get through almost a half mile of the ice before hitting our spot. It proved to be well worth it. My buddy, Thai hooked up on his 4th cast. It was a nice fish on a shaky head. It made for great start and a great way to get our confidence going. I believe quanjig caught the next two. They both came off a drop shot. Thai gets hooked up again on a much larger fish. Unfortunately, it shakes the hook at the surface. I think it was close to a 3lber. I didn't get a bite in the first few hours. I finally hook up around mid-day. It was a very solid 3lber. I got her on a drop shot. It turned out to be my only fish. The bite really slowed down in the early afternoon. Thai and I decided to head out when it started to rain. I was a little unprepared for it as I foolishly believed the weatherman!  I had no rain gear so we called it a day. Quanjig stayed for another hour or two and I think he caught a few more. All in all, it was a successful and fun trip. I was able to fish with good friends and I got my first January bass on the Rez. 

 

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There ya go !!!!!

 

Nice job guys !!!

 

SP Congrats to you and Thai for what looks like an adventure to remember for a long time !!!

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So I guess we now need an icebreaker attachment to the front of our craft haha.

 

That is a really nice job in some really tough conditions.  

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It was, as always, nice to be able to fish! But given the conditions (so much ice!) January 8 and to be able to chuck a couple quality fish in the boat, makes it a great day!! Even tho Thai and Aaron ran away when it started to sprinkle!! Just kidding! Some other friends did very well on jerkbaits within sight of the area we were fishing, including a 5.8! So get out there and fish people, be safe, know your limits, but don't think you can't catch fish this time of year with seriously adverse conditions! Step one: go fishing!!

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Is that a Carrot Stix?  Blasphemy!

 

What OB didja get?

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never understand the carrot stix hate on here....  and that is not a serious, fight starting statement, just bass resource seems to have many people who are down on the carrot stix which I do not understand, I love mine.  

 

Got to get out there and get jerkbaiting

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are you getting out this weekend? 

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I'm not hating on Carrot Stix.  I'm "hating" on Thai 'cuz he can't defend himself on this forum! :grin:  :grin:

 

That is the only mid-priced rod I've known him to own.  Everything else is Steez-this or Dobyns-that. :grin:  :grin:

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hahahahhaha well said mudkart! 

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Mike - that is funny! And sooo true!

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Man, you guys consistently put fish in the boat. Just awesome. 

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Thanks Shimmy. When do you want to get out there?? 

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congrats on the fish. I been itchin to get out there but still havent found a suitable boat to get. Instead ive been the idiot sittin on the end of the dock at lake ridge with some chicken liver on the end of my line. caught one small catfish on wed but no hits last night when I was out there

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Sorry for the confusion on the carrot stix...haha It does seem unpopular on here.  

 

Thinking burke or roches run sunday

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